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More info from ZDNet

Looks like it might be more of a "storm in a teacup", but it's still not good press for Blackberry? Especially as they still seem to be smarting from some poor financial results?

The ongoing patent dispute in the US has led the analyst firm to recommend firms stop all mission-critical BlackBerry deployments

Analyst firm Gartner has advised its clients to halt all mission-critical deployments of Research In Motion's BlackBerry email devices because of a legal battle that could see a judge effectively shut down the company's US operations.

Patent-holding firm NTP contends that it owns the patents for the technology that powers the BlackBerry. At stake is Research In Motion's (RIM) right to operate in the US. According to Gartner, NTP has already won an injunction that would force RIM to "shut down its US operations".

The research note advises enterprises to "stop or delay all mission-critical BlackBerry deployments and investments in the platform until RIM's legal position is clarified" because "US BlackBerry users would lose messaging services... and international users would lose message service while travelling in the US".

However, Gartner expects the two companies to reach a settlement within three weeks, because an agreement would be "in both companies' interests".

Posted on Wednesday, December 7, 2005 9:55 AM C500/C600 SmartPhone (or replacement) , Exchange and Push Email , IT Management , Real Cool Stuff | Back to top

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